birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

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People who have never seen a birthmark of my size stare and some even point. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Teenager Uses Glitter Makeup to Embrace Facial Birthmark," 13 June 2018 Ethan has a birthmark on his cheek while Grayson has one on his chin. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "8 Facts About YouTube's Hilarious Dolan Twins That’ll Make You Love Them Even More," 21 Mar. 2019 As soon as 9-1-1 debuted in January, fans quickly noticed star Oliver Stark’s birthmark over his left eye. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Actor Oliver Stark Says He 'Never Had an Issue' with the Birthmark His 9-1-1 Fans Obsess Over," 16 Mar. 2018 Recently, Giraldelli had a makeup artist paint a birthmark on her face that was nearly identical to the baby boy’s, according to SWNS. Caitlin Keating, ajc, "Mom paints large birthmark on her face to match son: 'I have never treated him as different'," 22 May 2018 Olivia Holm Poulsen was born with a birthmark that stretches from her jaw to her neck. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Teenager Uses Glitter Makeup to Embrace Facial Birthmark," 13 June 2018 Lorena Bolanos, 24, has more than a dozen raised birthmarks, also known as congenital melanocytic nevi, or moles, including a large one which covers much of her torso. Fox News, "Woman bullied over birthmarks strips down for body positive campaign," 19 Apr. 2018 Surgery later revealed that Enzo’s birthmark was a harmless Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, which can form in the womb early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Related Disorders. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Paints Large Birthmark on Her Face to Match Son: 'I Have Never Treated Him as Different'," 22 May 2018 Surgery later revealed that Enzo’s birthmark was a harmless Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, which can form in the womb early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Related Disorders. Caitlin Keating, ajc, "Mom paints large birthmark on her face to match son: 'I have never treated him as different'," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of birthmark

1580, in the meaning defined above

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birthmark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark that is present on the skin from the time when someone is born

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Medical Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Other Words from birthmark

birthmark transitive verb

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